Students wishing to concentrate in this area will receive extensive hands-on training as well as classroom instruction. Opportunities for assistant stage management positions are possible in the freshman year with advancement to stage management of student productions and mainstage productions in the sophmore year for the student who shows promise in this area. Stage management students are encouraged to seek internships with professional summer theatres after their sophmore year.
The head of stage management will assist the talented stage management student in this pursuit. Many K-State students have reached their goal of becoming professional stage managers within years of graduation. Alums in stage management have worked on and off Broadway, in numerous Chicago theatres as well as top regional theatres and opera companies across the country. Our alums often come back to K-State to share their knowledge and also to assist our students on their path to a career in the professional theatre.
Please direct questions about the stage management program to James Davis.